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Big Lottery Fund ESIF Offer


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This presentation was part of the European and Big Lottery funding in the South East Local Enterprise Partnership area.

This event discussed the characteristics and specific requirements of Big Lottery match funding with respect to the opt in offer.

Jonathan Clark (Policy & Learning Manager) gave a presentation discussing the big lottery fund.

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Big Lottery Fund ESIF Offer

  1. 1. Big Lottery Fund ESIF Offer Jonathan Clark Policy & Learning Manager 28/02/2014
  2. 2. The Big Lottery Fund Since June 2004, we have awarded over £6 billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes In 2012/13 we made 12,000 new awards with a total value of £778m BIG are presently managing 17,000 awards and 88% of our awards are for £10,000 or less Over 92% of our funding goes to the voluntary and community sector organisations
  3. 3. Why ESIF? OUR MISSION Making a real difference to communities and the lives of people most in need ESF TO9 Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty OUTCOME 1 To maximise the impact of this funding OUTCOME 2 To improve access to European Funds by VCSE organisations
  4. 4. A simple equation? BIG SFA DWP The journey into work Not quite... RULES DELIVERY MONITORING RISK
  5. 5. The proposal Development Phase Application Phase Delivery Phase Big Adviser * Priorities/MOU * Share learning * Competitive call for lead & partners Two routes * Partnership application * Small single projects * Two stage process Funding set up * Project Delivery * Grant Management and reporting to Managing Authority Three tests: Alignment, Additionality, Costs Development funding made available LEPs provide input but BIG retains decision making
  6. 6. An opportunity and a challenge STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS New money to LEP areas Managing Demand Local solutions to local problems Size of funding Experience Additional rules Greater impact Monitoring requirements Learning Exclusions to our funding Improve cross sector links Additional costs GCGP £3.5/7m Hertfordshire £5.7/11.4m New Anglia £7.4/14.8m South East £8/16m